There’s another Idea Party tonight and I’m cleaning up all around me…. I mean I’m doing housework. It has become clear to me that I work very well to a deadline or in other words I don’t do things I don’t have to do. This revelation was a combination of noticing the amount of assignments I could complete while facilitating two Success Teams and running an eight week course along with noticing the exact same trait in one of the present team members.
(Chairs in a row)
Lets call her Annie. I’ve known Annie for years. She is very smart and gets lots of things done. She’s the person to go to if you have a problem, she’ll help you solve it. Whether it’s legal, personal or engine related, she’s your man! When I first saw the movie Erin Brockovich, I thought of Annie. In the end of the movie Erin has a comfortable lifestyle and very few worries. That’s always been my wish for Annie. That along with a wish that she would write, she has a lot to say and I’d love to read it.
So I persuaded her to join this present team and hoped writing would turn up as something she’s love to do and it did. But other things turned up too, with deadlines, like someone who needs help building their house, and someone who needs help starting their business and someone who needs help getting their dream job and….. By the way although all of these bring some pleasure to Annie none of them bring the makings of a comfortable lifestyle (i.e. money).
(Breakfast…. on a different day… promise)
But tonight at the ideas party she will read something she had to write a long time ago for a creative writing class (with a deadline).
Make a deadline for yourself, Mairead.